Anthony (Tony) Vendetti, 65, of Searcy, passed away November 26, 2019 at Unity Health in Searcy. He was born August 31, 1954 at San Antonio, Texas to the late Peter and Elizabeth Turrentine Vendetti.
Tony was a member of Cloverdale Church of Christ in Searcy. Tony and Martha moved to Searcy in 2006 to pursue his passion of becoming a minister through the Harding HSBS program. Tony successfully completed his degree in 2010. Tony liked to spend his days with his family or helping people in the community.
He married Martha Albrecht Vendetti on March 10, 1979 at Nashville, Tennessee who survives. He is also survived by two sons, Michael Vendetti (Katy) of McKinney, Texas and Christopher Vendetti (Rachel) of Memphis, Tennessee; two grandchildren, Samuel and Isabella; as well as two sisters, Karen Vendetti of Murray Kentucky, and Tish Woodside (Brent) of Nashville, Tennessee. Tony was a loving father, husband, grandfather, and friend to everyone.
Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Evergreen Cemetery in Judsonia. A Celebration of Life will follow in the afternoon with a visiting hour at 2:00 p.m. and service at 3:00 p.m. at Cloverdale Church of Christ in Searcy. In lieu of flowers the family would like to ask for donations to go to the Bible and Ministry Adult Completion program at Harding University. Tony’s dream was always to be a minister and Harding’s program granted him that dream and the family would like to pass that along to others. The donations can be made out the Center for Distance Education in Bible and Ministry, ATTN: Tim Westbrook, HU 12280, Searcy, AR 72149, along with a note that reads “Bible scholarship for non-traditional students”
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